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CNA job description

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is an essential caregiver who supports patients in daily tasks, working closely with nurses and healthcare professionals. CNAs provide quality care and assistance to patients in hospitals and other medical facilities.

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May 26, 2023

Reviewed by

Eftychia Karavelaki

Senior Recruitment Manager

Use this CNA job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.

CNA responsibilities include:

  • Recording vital signs, including blood pressure and pulse rate, as requested by staff
  • Reminding patients to take medications and other nutritional supplements as needed
  • Checking patient vital signs each day and keep precise records in the patient’s chart

Job brief

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to join our team.

As a CNA, you will provide exceptional patient care, offering physical support and assisting with daily living needs. Your role will involve monitoring vital signs, engaging in meaningful interactions with patients, and advocating for their well-being.

By establishing rapport and delivering personalized care, you will enhance the overall patient experience within our facilities. We value candidates who are committed to delivering outstanding care, possess strong communication skills, and exhibit empathy and professionalism in their interactions.

Join our team and make a positive impact on the lives of our patients.



  • Assist with daily living activities to make sure the patient is taken care of. This includes turning and ambulating patients and delivering food and beverages to patients throughout the day
  • Help patients with personal hygiene, such as providing bedpans and helping them bathe
  • Provide adjunct patient care as needed. This can include delivering ice packs and dressings to help relieve pain while in therapy or baths for soothing purposes after their session has ended
  • Process a wide range of information from other professionals and work with physicians, caregivers, and nurses
  • Closely monitor and record food intake, as well as urinary and fecal output, to be shared with key medical and nursing staff

Requirements and skills

  • High School diploma or GED
  • State Certified Nursing Assistant Certification
  • Current CPR Certification (American Heart Association)
  • Basic computer skills
  • The ability to think and work independently, with direction from a team leader or manager, while maintaining efficient and consistent communications at all times
  • Must also have excellent oral communication skills when speaking with other health professionals in the presence of patients (i.e. “bedside manner”)
  • Can endure high-pressure situations in a  fast-paced, time-sensitive environment and keep a calm, professional demeanor throughout

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